Bay County Audubon Society   
                P.O. Box 1182
                   Panama City, Florida  32402

                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                         
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Plants for Birds
Click on the following link to view a recording of our recent symposium “Birds, Bugs, and Berries” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnN7aQ_gRDk
May 26,2018 Camp Helen State Park
Photo by Emily Ellis
Saturday, Sept 28, 2019 -  Camp Helen Monthly Species Count. Meet us at the Camp Helen front gate at 6:00 am sharp. Bring binoculars, scope [if you have one], water and snacks, hat and sunscreen. If you would like to participate, please contact Emily Ellis so that we will wait for you at the gate, at  lpca08@gmail.com 
​Photo by Ron Houser
Bay County Audubon Membership meeting. September 9, 2019 6:30 PM
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Byrne Hall. 1608 Baker Court, Panama City

Susan Cerulean will present “Writing the World Whole: The Nature Writer's Task”
Her talk will be followed by a social with refreshments.

Writer, naturalist and activist Susan Cerulean's, Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change was awarded a Gold Medal for Florida Nonfiction in 2016. Her nature memoir, Tracking Desire: A Journey after Swallow-tailed Kites (University of Georgia Press, 2005), was named Editors' Choice by Audubon magazine. Her latest work, a memoir entitled, I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird (University of Georgia press) is coming out next spring.

Cerulean edited Between Two Rivers: Stories from the Red Hills to the Gulf, Unspoiled: Writers Speak for Florida’s Coast and The Book of the Everglades. She designed Florida’s Nongame and Watchable Wildlife Programs, and was named Environmental Educator of the year by the Governor’s Council for a Sustainable Florida in 1997.

Susan divides her time between Tallahassee and Indian Pass with her husband, oceanographer and climate scientist, Dr. Jeffrey Chanton. She is President of the Friends of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge.



Saturday,Sept 14– Bird Walk at Panama City Beach Conservation Park with Sweet Bay Chapter FNPS  7:30 AM
This is the first of four bird walks in this park this season. Meet us in the parking lot of this 2900 acre conservation area. The bird list is up to over 140 species! We will also be looking for and identifying wildflowers in the park. This is an excellent place for new birders to spot the birds. We should be finished by 10:30 am. Bring water, insect repellent, binoculars, and a snack. We will have binoculars for loan if you need them. We should be finished by 10:30 am. Bring snacks and drink as well as binoculars and insect repellent. 
Saturday, Sept. 21 – International Coastal Cleanup at Lake Powell and Camp Helen State Park    
Bay County Audubon will join Lake Powell Community Alliance (LPCA), St. Andrew Bay Watch (RMA), Friends of Camp Helen State Park, and our local neighborhoods to participate in a community effort to cleanup Lake Powell. Lake Powell Cleanup Sign-in will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the Lake Powell Park or at Camp Helen State Park. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 75 volunteers to register! The cleanup will last until noon. After the cleanup join us for pizza, learn about the LPCA’s conservation efforts, and stand proud for a group photo. Participate in a 'Chance Drawing' to win some very nice prizes donated by our sponsors.Bring closed-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, grabber, work gloves, water or refillable bottle, and snacks. If you wish, bring your boat, canoe, kayak or paddleboard and join the armada of cleanup crews! If you do bring your watercraft, please bring required life jackets, whistle, and safety devices.    We will provide vinyl gloves, garbage bags, data cards, coffee and donuts, water, and snacks.
Wednesday, September 25 at 5:30 PM - Birds and Brews at Oaks by the Bay Park
Bring your binoculars to a new birding format: “Birds and Brews”, short bird walks in the late afternoon followed by a stop at a local pub or restaurant for a cold drink. The first one will be in St. Andrews on. Meet at Oaks By The Bay Park for a 45-minute walk along the shore and marina, then the group will choose a location for refreshment. Extra binoculars will be available to borrow. For More Information call Candis Harbison at 850-381-7500.